Featured Artist: Kenny Harris!

Threshold by Kenny Harris

Threshold by Kenny Harris  54×48″  Oil

Kenny Harris. He is one well-traveled artist! Kenny has had the opportunity to study at some pretty amazing places. His website shows his paintings grouped by area. It fascinating to see the different locations, having never been there. You will notice a great sense of light and shadow in his paintings, which make them really come alive.

This painting, Threshold is from the China series. I love the blue going up the stairway and the view into the next room. Look at how the floor shows the light, amazing!

 

Istanbul Balcony by Kenny Harris kdratelier.com

Istanbul Balcony by Kenny Harris  8×6″  Oil

Is this a stunning painting or what? Just look at the light on these floors. Check out the wonderful view (I would like to be here right now!), and that little pop of red that brings this all together and makes you say… WOW!

Read a bit about Kenny, from his website:

Kenny Harris was born in 1974 and is currently living and painting in Venice, CA.

Raised in the SF Bay Area, he received his B.A. in Fine Art from Colorado College in Colorado Springs. During his junior year abroad, he studied in Florence, Italy, immersing himself in Renaissance Art History, and classical figure drawing at the atelier of Charles Cecil. After living and painting in San Francisco, he moved to New York, where he studied under Frank Mason at Art Students’ League.

In the spring of 2001 he left New York for Central America, painting through Honduras, Guatemala and the Yucatan. He then landed in Venice Beach, where he has been ever since. Travel has continued to influence his painting; his experiences around the world inspiring bodies of work. Central and South America, Europe, Cuba, Istanbul and China have been recent subjects. He also draws inspiration from his environs in Venice, California.

Kenny combines his classical training with the energetic, gestural use of line and color from the latter half of the 20th century. His oils walk the line between calm, naturalistic light studies and boldly defined color fields, with brilliant light and reflections. They define a place and a mood, charging spaces and cityscapes with personality and resonance.

From 2002-12 he has participated as an exhibitor in the prestigious Venice Art Walk. He exhibits on both coasts, and teaches undergraduate and graduate level painting at Laguna College of Art and Design.

He currently shows at Koplin Del Rio in Culver City and George Billis in New York.

All images via Kenny-Harris.com, used with permission…

Catch you back here tomorrow!

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